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Ochroma lagopus

Ochroma lagopus
Balsabaum, Balsa Tree, Cotton Tree, Burilla
Synonyme: Ochroma pyramidale, Ochroma bicolor, Ochroma boliviana, Ochroma obtusa, Ochroma grandiflora

schnellwüchsiger, zur Trockenzeit laubabwerfender Baum bis ca. 35 m mit glattem, grauem Stamm und bis zu 45 cm langen und 35 cm breiten, herzförmigen, leicht gelappten, ledrigen, oberseits glänzend tiefgrünen, unterseits weißlich behaarten Blättern mit auffälliger Nervatur und bis zu 12 cm langen, trichterförmigen, weißen Blüten, die sich nur nachts öffnen. Die Bestäubung der Blüten findet durch Fledermäuse statt

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100 Korn
incl. 7% VAT*, plus shipping costs
Family:  Bombacaceae Wollbaumgewächse Evergreen:  no
Origin:  South America Fragrance:  yes
Group:  Tree Flower:  white, white-cream, white-yellowish
Zone:  11 Flowering: 
Hibernate:  mind. 10-15°C Fruits: 
To use as:  Topfgarten, Wintergarten Locations:  sun to semi-shade
Toxic:  Rare: 

Sowing Instruction
Propagation: Seeds/Cuttings
Pre-Treatment: pour hot water over the seeds + soak ca. 15 min.
Sowing Time: all year round
Sowing Deep: cover only slightly with substrate
Sowing Mix: Coir or sowing mix + sand or perlite
Germination Temperature: ca. 25-28°C
Location: bright + keep constantly moist, not wet
Germination Time: ca. 3-6 weeks
Irrigation: in the growing season regularly water
Fertilization: biweekly 0,2%ig or long-term fertilizer
Pests: Spider mites > especially under glass
Substrate: potting soil + sand or perlite
Culture: hell bei mind. 15-20°C + konstant leicht feucht halten
Overwintering: Ältere Exemplare hell bei ca. 10-15°C und nur soviel gießen, daß der Wurzelballen nicht völlig austrocknet.
Tuesday 08 November, 2011
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